Elaine and Lloyd Ulrich took advantage of Ashby Ponds’ Live the Life suite to sample the activities and dining and talk to community members firsthand about life at Ashby Ponds.

“Ten years ago, my husband Lloyd and I downsized from the single-family home in Annandale, Va., we lived in for 27 years,” says Elaine Ulrich. “We moved to a 55-plus community two miles from Ashby Ponds. But even then, we knew that further down the road we were interested in moving to Ashby Ponds.

Ashby Pond’s general services team work diligently clearing sidewalks, parking lots, and deicing walkways throughout the winter.

According to predictions from Washington, D.C.’s popular Capital Weather Gang, “As a more persistent wintry pattern emerges, February will be the snowiest month of the winter season.” These adept forecasters also predict “five to seven accumulating snow events in the immediate D.C. metro area.”

The 2019–2020 Ashby Ponds Resident Advisory Council: (from left) Dave Smith, Sally Brown, Richard Rager, Richard Nolan, Benji Algase, and Charles Duggan. (Not pictured) Bob Warakomsky.

Representing the interests of the more than 1,600 people living at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., the Resident Advisory Council (RAC) serves as the community’s voice in discussions with management and staff.

Ashby Ponds priority list members enjoy exclusive invitations to a variety of events, including luncheons, a monthly happy hour, and an orientation breakfast.

Planning for the future, whether for retirement, college, or a dream vacation, is one of the top resolutions for the New Year. The priority list at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., offers the opportunity to make retirement planning resolutions a reality.

Ashby Ponds philanthropy committee members (from left) Ann Wingblade, Dee Lowe, Adele Knott, Shirley Boning, and Philanthropy Manager Elisabeth Longworth celebrate a monumental year of giving at this year’s elegant evening event.

Community members at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., feel a tremendous sense of responsibility in fulfilling the community’s mission to “share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.” 

In addition to welcoming more new residents, Ashby Ponds’ sales team hosted numerous events designed to provide a real-life glimpse into the popular community.

In the midst of holiday preparations, community members and staff at Ashby Ponds look back on an exciting year of milestones at the Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va. 

1. Record number of new community members

(Back row, from left) Laura Stuchlak, Dana Bradshaw, Marjean Stevens, Holly Henderson, Christa Gormley, and Rachel Gilbert. (Front row, from left) Melissa Bates, Francesca Gavino, and Liz Dunwood

“I believe that our love for our jobs, and the fact that we work together and know each other like family members, allows us all to best meet the needs of every person wishing to move to Ashby Ponds,” says Holly Henderson, director of sales at the Ashburn, Va., Erickson Living community.

(Back row, from left) Technology club members Nan Krueger, Joan Helble, Mary Alice Babka, Elaine Wienholt, and Greg Johnson. (Front row, from left) Kelsey Hunt and Doug Strait.

According to a recent survey, AARP projects that, “by the year 2030, nearly 132 million Americans age 50 and older will spend upwards of $84 billion a year on technology products.” The survey went on to report that, currently, “91% of those age 50-plus report using a computer, and 94% say technology helps them keep in touch with friends and family.”

Leading and organizing more than 75 neighbors, Roy Murphy (left) and Lou Rodriquez enjoy the socialization and exercise pickleball provides.

According to a report by NBC news this past April, “Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport you’ve never heard of.”